Dancing, butterflies and scarecrows!

It’s hard to believe we’re in the final six weeks of the summer term at Ladybirds. We started June with a maths focus of “symmetry” and the children made clever “magic” butterfly pictures with Donna.

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On 8th June Mrs Day from Nayland Primary School visited us to meet the children moving up into Cygnets in September. She already knew some children as she had taught their older siblings! Later some of our “big girls” tried on some of the uniform – they’re ready, Mrs Day!!


We had another special visitor – Cathy from Little Ducks – who brought her music, instruments and dancing to a very enthusiastic group of Ladybirds! Later in the week, we made our own instruments (sorry parents!) using cups and plates, and a variety of pasta, rice crispies and rice, to see what different sounds they made. They all had one thing in common though – they were noisy!


Much of our craft for the first two weeks has been making Knights and Princesses Scarecrow bunting in preparation for the Magna Carta/Open Gardens Day on Sunday 14th June. The children’s fine motor skills were put to the test as they glued straw, fabric, googly eyes, card and felt to the scarecrows – very fiddly work but they looked fantastic!


Other activities this week included our Vets/Doctors roleplay area, games with Kayleigh and, of course, with the weather being sunny, plenty of outdoor play. Let’s hope it stays fine for the Open Gardens Event!




   Snack time helper!

A fabulous robot
A fabulous robot, made with lego and playdough